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. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters
in the program. with 50 million people in her path, hurricane sandy makes her full presence felt in the northeast. the slow moving storm has wall street closed for business, cancelled thousands of flights and shut down countless businesses. sandy's reach stretches hundreds of miles. we will talk about its potential impact on everything from economic growth to energy prices. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! as we go on the air tonight, hurricane sandy is ready to make landfall in the u.s., already it's an historic storm, with historic prparations. stock marketclosed. and coast lines evacuated with tens of millions of people sitting in the forecast path of the massive storm. sandy is a huge storm expected to come ashore in southern new jersey. but the hurricane force winds have been battering the eastern seaboard for hours. those winds extend out 175 miles from the center of the storm. those winds are pushing the atlantic ocean up and over many coast-lines. from rhode island, south to the jersey shore. coastal flooding is a significant risk thanks to the storm surge, potentially reaching 11 feet
. >> reporter: sandy, what's left, still impacting us with the chilly temperatures, spinning rain and the gray sykes sykes -- gray skies, thank you sandy. the back side of the system. now centered well north of new york and outside the united states. the wrap around flow still bringing in the showers, clouds and basically just less than desirable weather. see a few spits of rain. watch out for the slick road. hour by hour we will look for a few showers going off to drizzle by midnight and will go down to 37 or so first thing tomorrow. that will be chilly. dress warm as you head out the door. we he will talk about how it'll change slightly for the weekend. look where it may rank all time among hurricanes. >> thank you. thousands of our neighbors would still be under their blankets tonight as the power company continues to work to get their lights back on. officials say they expect to have all of the customers have their power back on tomorrow night but in the meantime there are still plenty of downed wires. >> sandy hit new jersey shore harder than almost anywhere else and the president and
storms as he seen. this one caught him by surprise. unbelievable. >> it was the perfect storm. sandy fueled a massive fire in queens, one of the most destructive in the history of the city. >> this story is beyond heartbreaking. the wind-driven flames ripped through block after block, destroying more than 100 homes, 111, latest count. firefighters managed to rescue two dozen people. floodwaters kept them from tackling the blaze full on. before it was over, the neighborhood was unrecognizable reduced to nothing but smouldering ash. >> the life got ripped out of you. that's a good description. >> i have over 34 years on the job. i have never seen this before. this amount of devastation. >> amazingly there only a few minor injuries. breezy point was also devastated on 9/11, losing 37 residents, including firefighters in the world trade center. also the home currently to a representative in congress as well. >> take a look at the video. it is apocalyptic, the scenes. in all, 111 homes all burned. they don't know the cause just yet. that is look a movie scene out of there. out of all the
and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the form of rain and snow will continue all the way through wednesday, possibly even beyond. we have rain coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were ca
to those affected by all of this. >>> sandy hit new jersey the hardest piling boats on top of one another. just like toys you would see pieing them under water and under p sand. mandy is -- many are saying they will start to rebuild. how are people coping there? >> we are in a tiny town in southern new jersey on the delaware bay. it is pretty deserted as we pulled in this morning. any one who will be back in their homes will be heartbroken in this tiny little town. there's only one road in and out of this area. evacuation orders were in effect. from what we understand at least half of the residents did heed those warnings. if you take a look at what sandy left behind they will be glad they did. debris is strewn every where. there's a home on the backside here that you can't quite see. it looks like a wall of water slammed into it and blew it open. almost looks like it exploded from the inside. this white house swept off of its foundation. this scene is repeated up and down this road that is muddy and still very wet and people's belongings strewn all over their power lines down propane tan
sandy. much of that devastation centered on new jersey where the powerful storm came ashore. a storm almost 900 miles wide, growing rest were from the atlantic at 30 miles-per-hour last night. hurricane sandy was a monster storm, one that has killed at least 39 people in this country after killing nearly 70 people in the caribbean since last friday. hundreds of thousands of people evacuated as the storm advanced in its wake billions of dollars in damage, more than 8 million people tonight without power. the hurricane slammed into the northeast with winds upwards of 90 miles-per-hour and a record-breaking 14-foot east coast storm surge, tearing up coastal communities up and down the eastern seaboard. sandy making her landfall in southern new jersey and, as you can see, the resort-laden jersey shore beach communities were among the hardest hit. you're looking at the most recent overhead images, punishing winds and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not sp
super storm sandy. that's our top story. people slowly resuming their daily routines but more than 6 million preem main without power mostly in new jersey and new york. it could be weeks until some see the lights turned back on. the death toll from sandy is up to at least 74. that number is expected to keep climbing as workers comb through rubble, fallen trees and flood waters. they are helping these families get out of their homes in hoboken, new jersey. it shows a dramatic rooftop rescue in staten island, new york. saving 5 adults and one child who were trapped. anna kooiman joins us live with the latest. >> definitely on a windy thursday morning. good morning everyone. andrew cuomo says barack obama is sending in not only crews but equipment from the army and the navy. they are trying to work on the world trade center area to get the water out. they are sending in an unwatering team after hurricane katrina in illinois. bringing in pumps from the navy. here is a perfect reason why here at battory park we have the battery tunnel park full of water. it is unbelievable looking at this
burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn't take. and then come together. something that the governor expressed as h
the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic of her dock in hambles. maria shriver, hyannisport overed in water. w yorkers turning into eporters on the web. of this building heap of rubble. tourist attraion today, a disaster zone. beep]. >> one man in his car floating own 14th street. > need to get out and get in a car. > and a jet skier on a new york road turned into a river. "the new york times" with this ime lapapse video as the storm hit. he donald hunkered down in his rump fortress, tweeting in "everything's normal" pic today. > my office is open, the building is a rock and doesn't budge. > this is the moment much of manhattan was plunged into arkness. wild video of a transformer exploding. crews furiously working to get electricity back on. > power outages for m
a week away. melissa: hurricane sandy pounding the east coast. we have rubber great and jeff flock covering this. >> we have emergency officials from the fire department telling people to leave. it is in evacuation zone after all. obviously, it is closed today. sandbags outside. lots of tourist there incidentally taking pictures. getting a little more than they bargained for with their trip to new york. there are a few shops open. down here in battery park, you cannot even find a starbucks or mcdonald's that is open much less one of the local dailies. they are all closed up. it will be a large impact. i heard from the president of bliss at the spot, i am sure you know it well, melissa, it is really unfortunate that they had to close. this things always seem to happen at the end of the month. what would they rather do than go to the spa, but unfortunately, he could not get his workers in. so many of these places are closing down, including the restaurant we are standing in the backyard of, really. we did have water coming almost all the way up earlier at high tide around 9:00 a.m. t
to be a beautiful day today but the worst of sandy dim past us now. we'll see maybe a little sunshine later today and slightly warmer temperatures as highs are expected tobe back in the mid-50s. just cloud cover and looks like we've got one shower south and west of the city, well south and west of the city. we'll see a few leftover showers here early and mostly cloudy skies and a little afternoon sun with highs in the mid-50s. much quieter weather pattern after the last couple of days. lots of new maps coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> there is historic devastation left behind from sandy. almost 50 people are dead. new york city sub wades are going to be closed for days and snow is blanketing west virginia. today, president obama will tour the damaged areas with the governor of new jersey. >> and in our area, more than 200,000 people are still without power in northern virginia, maryland and d.c. bg & e reporting the most outages, nearly 150,000. along the potomac river, fear of more needing continues as high tide is expected in alexandria later this morning. traveli
out? >> we do not know the answer to that. all of the events are capricious such as sandy. you can't tell which wave is going to be packing the most punch. sometimes it's the second, third, or last one. so it's sort of a train wreck coming through slowly but surely. and you have to make sure that you have a very good idea that the worst is by you before you start sending people back into the areas that could be affected. >> so of course as you prepare for the worst, you mentioned the phrase train wreck. i've talked to a number of people live on air. and the good news it seems is though people in hawaii have been through and while concern is high, there's no real panic. >> that's correct. we have a lot of experience with it. the one public was that it was a very short fuse. when it happened in japan, we had about six hours. when it happens off the coast of south america we have that much, maybe more. this was 2 1/2 hours. because it's a direct shot at the hawaiian island. slarlt, we h as a result -- as result, we had to make sure everything was done, and happily the experiences of t
here. dagen: thank you, charles. we are covering hurricane sandy from all angles. including the financial angle. no stock market trading greatly exchanges holding a conference call just in the last hour. we have charlie gasparino in the studio with us. breaking news off of that call as the effort is going on to get the exchange up and running. connell: sandy shattering records. devon .5 million people without power on the east coast. it blocked roadways and flooded cars, in-home it will be a huge undertaking to get people's lives and businesses back to normal. dagen: both of the campaign candidates focusing on canceling events. one week to go until the election day. connell: we have an update coming up shortly from governor andrew coumo of new york. the national hurricane center releasing the latest update on hurricane sandy. dagen: we are with our chief forecaster from weather.com. the storm is working its way in. reporter: is weakening pretty quickly. but it is really following apart fast. the next 24 to 36 hours, the major weather event from this is falling snow. now we h
live reports up and down the east coast as sandy continues to rip down power lines and flood streets and communities and cause those evacuations. >> we continue to watch this dangerous storm all long. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this histori
, with the aftermath of superstorm sandi and full scope of devastation that's just now coming into view. these are new pictures just in to cnn minutes ago. the storm's death toll in the united states stands now at 40. new york police say 22 were killed in the city alone. check out this video from an nypd helicopter. across the region, thousands of people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. many were chased to their rooftops to escape the rising waters. today, as national guard troops roll into overwhelmed towns and villages, normalcy seems so far out of reach. more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power. and many will be shivering bus they don't have heat either for days and days to come. we have a lot to cover this morning. let's begin by narrowing our focus. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's bea
you for tuning in. hurricane sandy is a powerful, historic storm, now barrelling towards landfall on the south jersey coast. the storm now has top winds of 90 miles per hour. bringing dangerous rain and flooding along the east coast. right now, new york city, a construction crane has partially collapsed on top of a high rise building. it is dangling 80 stories above the mid-town streets. we'll go live to the scene where the streets have been cleared and nearby building have been evacuated. at this hour, the storm is threatening 50 million people from washington, d.c., to martha's vineyard in massachusetts. subways and trains are shut down in many, many cities, including new york and boston. airlines canceled more than 7,000 domestic and international flights today and tomorrow, stranding 15 million people. both candidates suspended their campaign events. we've got it covered from all angles with reporters in key locations and our meteorologist in the studio. first, let's go live to that dangerous, damaged crane in midtown manhattan. it's dangling over the streets of midtown manhat
weather alert. devastation sandy has left behind unimaginable and cities must begin the grueling recovery . the super storm killed 55 men, women and children and first responders. estimates of the physical damage are at 20 billion dollars and the recover will have to wait. eight million people are in the dark and aren't expected to get power back for weeks. hardest hit is new jersey, new york and pennsylvania. meanwhile, the president of the united states asked mayor bloomburg, i would like to take a look at all of the damage and mayor bloomburg had a press conference and said we are flattered by the fact that the president of the united states would like to come and visit us, but not right now and we are really busy and the first responders need to pay to exeem put things back in order. it would be great if the president goes to new jersey and the president will tour the devastation with the chief executive new jersey chris christy. >> gretchen: when the president comes the city is shut down . the city can't have security detail and anything like that at all. but he will go to new jersey
evening i'm susie gharib. u.s. stocks are trading again, after hurricane sandy forces an historic two-day shutdown. >> tom: wall street gets back to business, as damage and recovery estimates start to climb, plus, what it takes to restore power to millions in the northeast. >> susie: and with stocks open for trading, no surprise, home depot was the dow's standout. >> tom: lots ahead, that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: an historic day on here on wall street, after the storm of the century knocked down the financial district. us stock markets resumed operations today after two days in the dark, stocks were little changed: both the dow and the nasdaq fell 10 points, but the s&p 500 gained a fraction. trading here at the new york stock exchange opened without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened right on time. and as new york's mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell this morning, traders were happy to be back to work. it looked like a normal day, with the buzz of activity, traders milling about. it was anything but normal no one knows that better than larry leibowitz, the
, you think the sandy play would be over, but no. trex, those waterproofing products -- >> you got to wonder if they're covering shorts in advance of the employment report perhaps, bob. >> they're buying on sandy pretty heavy on these stocks. >> >>ty, more later, back to you. >>> a lot of economic data out today. some of it supposed to have come out earlier in the week, was delayed. shows an economy building momentum. that is at least until sandy came. steve leisman here. steve, is sandy going to slam the brakes on this slightly upward arc we're seeing in the economy? >> it is definitely going to have an impact on the economy. today we got a read on the economy ahead of sandy giving us really a baseline. that baseline was a little bit better than economists originally thought. at almost every count. perhaps the miss here -- what a nice graphic they made. perhaps the miss there was because they don't know how to estimate the new methodology. but that was better than expected. claims a little bit better than expected. ism above expectations also. construction spending powered by resi
away. good morning, everybody. we continue to track hurricane sandy. 90-mile per hour sustained winds. the storm still a category one, but it is so much more. connell: job astarte is all over it. it is so much more. you have been on it from the beginning. >> one of the things i have been advocating over the years is the power rating. if you do not find the real high winds and one small area, like we see in some of the storms like charlie, remember charlie, it will spread out, it will be a larger area of very strong wind and you will get the same net result as it hits land. what we have been saying at whether bell is when it took the turn to the northwest, we have been on this for the last five or six days i actually believe it is a bit stronger than what the hurricane center is saying. south of montauk, there have been wind gusts of 130 miles per hour. that would be close to what that barometric pressure is. that is now down as low as we have ever seen it. this is an extremely serious situation. all of the new jersey shore will be devastated. we will have record high tides in new york
feet after hurricane sandy. >>> but from the streets to the subways, it is far from business as usual. it's thursday, november 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. a familiar face back in the house. >> yes. i'm so, so happy to be here. i have been trapped in westchester county in my home. >> no power. we have power here. no power at home. >> nice and warm here. [ laughter ] >> i get it. >> so we are healthy and safe. >> and that's what counts. >> that's what counts. >> absolutely. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get the latest on the wreckage, the rescues and the recovery in the wake of sandy in just a moment. >>> also this half hour, just five days until the election. we haven't been talking about that. >> what election? what? what? >> -- because of the storm. as the campaign trail and the hurricane's trail of destruction crisscross. >> it was an amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this w
of -- nicole petallides. nicole: so far, so good. day two of trading after hurricane sandy hits the eastern seaboard. names like home depot and lowe's have been doing well on the heels of everybody rushing to get things to clean up after the hurricane hit. also, there was separation as well. the immediate impact of sandy is quite significant, trucking volumes and that will take time for a to get back to normal. the more people over the last year or so. hell shire posted solid topline during the latest quarter. connell: it was an absolute commuting nightmare. take a look at the gas lines. this is similar in many areas. miles long. people waiting for hours following hurricane sandy to fill up their car. let's bring in tom kloza. >> this is all about the power. once the power comes back, people will get their fuel. connell: it is not as if in a normal situation we would have any supply issues. you definitely have a lot of demand for gasoline. power is a big-time issue. does it have any impact on market dynamics and pricing? >> i think a lot of demand is being destroyed. i think what you will s
of hurricane sandy already here in ocean city all day long now. steady winds up to 27 miles per hour. steady rain just pelting down all day long. and we are here on the balcony of an oceanside hotel to give you perspective of what you're seeing. we are close to high tide and you can see the fierce waves behind me here along the shore. and this is really what local officials are worried about. the high tide and the combination of this long duration of the storm that they are expecting. they are expecting about 36 hours for hurricane sandy to really come through this area and just to show you over here as well, they have evacuated this entire area of downtown ocean city. and that evacuation deadline is fast approaching. we have seen people flee town all day long. and they have opened up local shelters in this county where we are hearing about 40 people resorted to shelters already. clearly, they have been preparing for this and also have learned from last year's hurricane irene. here's the local mayor. all right, well, we talked to the local mayor earlier and they are prepared under 24-hour op
will go down with the ship. >> surveys the wreckage sandy left behind. >> you seen anything like this? >> never. never. nothing like this. nothing. >> heart breaking scenes. >> there is my kids' strollers. >> heart warming moments. coming together, coming back, sandy, rescue & recovery. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. the winds and floodwaters may be gone, but power outages, ruined homes and impassable roads have triggered a whole new set of problems for the east coast. and new yorkers, not always known for their patience, were more rattled today by gas lines that seemed to go on forever. but today, the reason got a glimmer of hope as the relief efforts started to kick in. harry smith starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >> we all need help. i need help desperately. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this s
average. all the preparation that went into preparing a for hurricane sandy and we have home depot and lowe's sending hundreds of trucks, items people need after the hurricane. trash bags, everything from chainsaws, everything for cleanup. tons of sales for that particular item, cleaning up the eastern seaboard. connell: a lot of challenges. good to see the market up and running. the chief economist's i age as global in sight joins us. lot of people talking over the last day or two about the economic impact of what we have all been through in the northeast. what do you think it will be? >> this is a unique storm. many of them are unique but this is particularly unique because of the impact it had on new york city and the fact that it has disrupted business and will continue to disrupt it for some time given the subway system downtown essentials paralyzed and will be for some days. you have a combination of business disruption and the fact that some of the refineries have been affected on the east coast so you have the gasoline effect and price is up on gasoline and destruction and
looking at tonight? >> thanks, jimmy. superstorm sandy is winding down, but the effects linger. i'm larry kudlow, this is a special edition of "the kudlow report." sandy, the road to recovery. >> while sandy is almost gone, she's not forgotten, as the east coast starts the healing process. >> in sandy's wake, towns destroyed. homes under water. millions without power. but today, wall street is back to business, and the pivotal election is just days away. tonight, cnbc assesses the damage and looks ahead to rebuilding. sandy, road to recovery, a special edition of "the kudlow report." >>> here's what we know two days after the killer storm called sandy hit the northeast. u.s. death toll is now at least 64. a second new york city hospital, bellevue, has been evacuated because of power and flooding issues. >> lower manhattan still a crippled zone. the markets were able to open today, but there's still flooding damage down there and also very dark streets. >> so in the metropolitan area, the recovery is a struggle. the availability of electricity to run the traffic lights, pump the gasoline,
like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 30th. special coverage of superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> welcome back, everybody. lots to update you on this morning early before the sun comes up, lots of damage to talk about from last night. the walloping that new york's gotten from superstorm sandy. let's talk about the fires that are burning in breezy point queens. two dozen homes are actively on fire. 200 firefighters are on location there. they are trying to battle the fire. the fire started from downed power lines. you're looking at some of the latest pictures coming in to us this morning. downed power liens started this fire. the big problem for the firefighters, a lack of water appreciate your. 50 homes have burned to the ground. two dozen more are in the process of burning. we are following the story for you as the day continues. we'll have more information on that. more to tell you about, including floods and power outages. new york city brought to its knees in a large way. superstorm sandy was an epic weather event, many people are calling it. millions of lives h
hundreds of u.s. communities the stories of destruction left behind by sandy are only just beginning. welcome to "america live," busy afternoon, folks. i'm megyn kelly. here is what we know so far. at least 59 people are now dead, 6.23 million customers still without power. national guard troops are being dispatched to places like hoboken, new jersey. while natural gas leaks threaten to spark new fires along the jersey coast we are learning it could be weeks before one of the most highly used and complex transit systems in the world is fully operational, a system that moves over than 9 million passengers a day. president obama is expected to leave the white house any moment now to head to new jersey where he can join new jersey governor chris christie on a tour of some of the areas hardest hit. we are also getting a better look this hour at what governor christie is calling the destruction too widespread for words. that includes long branch, 50 miles south of new york city. right now you're looking at a swimming pool, standby, full of debris from a building torn to shreds by wind and
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